Chemotherapy Before Surgery in Treating Patients With High Grade Upper Urinary Tract Cancer
April 01, 2015
Cancer - Kidney
Leslie Howard, MD
D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, 3350 Main Street, Springfield, MA
The purpose of this research study is to test any good and bad effects of chemotherapy given before surgery, at the time when kidney function is at its maximum. These treatments could eliminate or shrink your cancer, but they could also cause side effects. Researchers hope to learn what percentage of patients will have their cancer eliminated completely by chemotherapy prior to surgery.
High grade upper tract urothelial carcinoma
Interventional (Clinical Trial), Non-Randomized